Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Sterling Rope Happenings

I met up with the Sterling gang at this last OR and after talking rope scuttle for a while they introduced me to their Rope Redemption Program. It is so refreshing to see a company going the extra mile to reuse the nylon made up of ropes. The whole process goes like this:
  1. You send the old cord to:
Sterling Rope Company, Inc.
C/O: Rope Redemption Program
26 Morin Street
Biddeford, ME 04005-4413
  1. They give it to their recycling expert.
  2. They grind up, melt down, then repelletize the nylon so it can be re-made into a variety of items like carpet, telephone, coat hangers, and even children's toys.
Simple! But what about shipping a rope to Maine and using the gas in the UPS truck? They strive to minimize that as much as possible through doing rope drops at Sterling events and comps. If you don't want to see your rope reincarnated to be an office stapler you can always make friendship bracelets, start a tug-o-war team, or make a wicked cool chandelier.

Backcountry.com is offering 20% off a new Sterling rope to anyone that sends in their old rope. When you drop off or send your rope to Sterling, put "Supporting the Green Goat" on the outside and inside of the box along with your email so we can reward your greenyness with a discount coupon.

If your looking to kick off your climbing season with a bang, Sterling rope is doing their Goddesses on the Rock climbing event April 19-20, 2008 at Joshua Tree. Hit up their Facebook group for the agenda and more details.

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